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Jaffna, April 16: A Dutch family who was on vacation has been struck by grief as they were involved in an accident which killed their 21 year old son. The family hails from the Noord-Brabant town of Zevenbergen. In the accident their 21-year-old son Timo succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night.
The family was in Lanka vacation to celebrate the parents’ 30th wedding anniversary. Last week they were in a taxi bus that was involved in a head-on collision with a truck. A total of six people were injured. Timo succumbed to his injuries. His 62-year-old father was seriously hurt. His 57-year-old mother and 23-year-old sister are doing well under the circumstances.
Virtus, Timo’s football club, called the accident “unreal and unfair” in a Facebook post. “Our atmosphere-maker, team mate, but especially our great friend passed away last night. Timo, you will always be with us.
“The embassy is assisting the family. A representative already visited them” reported a leading daily. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the accident.